Today was a first.....a first VICTORY from working out! Oh man...I'm so excited. The first thing I did was Praise the Lord! He knew I needed that pick me up!
As some of you may know I've been working out for about 3 weeks. The first week was tough...I mean physically and mentally...the second was the same but maybe slightly less.....this week...this week though....oh man...
My alarm went off at 4:30am...yeah you read that right....and my thought was "Oh thats just not fair!" but I had missed 2 days at the gym the week before so I NEEDED to go! so, I got up, got dressed...met my good friend Anna over at Planet Fitness and I did the usual...stretched my back and got on the treadmill. It started off like usual...start off slow...work my way up...went to watch one of my tv shows on hulu...it wasn't there *sigh*...went to watch another show...wasn't there...I was starting to get discouraged...I needed something to take my mind off the torture of walking on a treadmill! So I turned on my itunes and hit shuffle...and 60 minutes later....raised my speed by .3 I was amazed! I didn't have to stop to stretch my back....my heart rate stayed right at fat burning/cardio my back wasn't hurting....I felt soooooo good! I mean really good...like I could have kept going just because I wanted to see how much more I could do! Now...I'm no fast walker right now but I started off at a slow pace 3 weeks ago and today I was walking faster...I wasn't way out of breath...I had to keep pushing my speed higher because I wanted that out of breath feel! I'm just so shocked! I mean...the Lord knew I was struggling and needed this encouragement! I was just bawling my eyes out to my husband a couple of days ago about how bad I wanted to have children and how hard it is for me...I mean seriously! so...today I celebrate....One small victory....and many more to come!
Praising the Lord!